Rhode Island Senator Linda Ujifusa [D]

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RIS2407PassPROPERTY -- RESIDENTIAL LANDLORD AND TENANT ACT - Permits those other residents of a residential dwelling unit to extend the term of the rental agreement for a period not to exceed three (3) months after the death of the lessee.
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2024-06-28
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS2714PassHEALTH AND SAFETY -- LICENSING OF HEALTHCARE FACILITIES - Requires all hospitals to screen uninsured patients for eligibility for public health programs and financial assistance under Medicare and Medicaid.
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2024-06-28
Effective without Governor's signature
RIS2152PassHEALTH AND SAFETY -- CONSUMER PFAS BAN ACT OF 2024 - Enacts the Comprehensive PFAS Ban Act of 2024, prohibiting the intentional addition of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances of PFAS in products offered for sale or manufactured in the stat...
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2024-06-26
Signed by Governor
RIS2625PassHEALTH AND SAFETY -- LICENSING OF MASSAGE THERAPISTS - Relocates the chapter relating to licensing of massage therapists from the health and safety title to the businesses and professions title with multiple amendments.
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2024-06-26
Signed by Governor
RIS2523PassJoint Resolution Creating A Special Joint Legislative Commission To Study Student Transportation Needs And System Costs (creates A 13-member Joint Commission To Study The Transportation Needs Of Students And Recommend What Changes Are Necessary, And ...
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2024-06-26
Signed by Governor
RIS2015PassBEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE, DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AND HOSPITALS -- DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE, DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AND HOSPITALS - Mandates, as of 1/1/26, all recovery housing facilities register with department of behavioral healthca...
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2024-06-25
Signed by Governor
RIS2184PassBUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- SOCIAL WORK LICENSURE COMPACT - Adopts model legislation facilitating the interstate practice of regulated social workers.
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2024-06-25
Signed by Governor
RIS2183PassBUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- COUNSELING COMPACT - Adopts a counseling compact for the interstate practice of licensed professional counselors by providing for the mutual recognition of other member state licenses governed and administrated by commis...
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2024-06-25
Signed by Governor
RIS2379PassHEALTH AND SAFETY -- LACTATION COUNSELORS PRACTICE ACT OF 2024 - Specifies the requirements and procedures for licensing lactation counselors as well as the renewal, expiration, termination, refusal, revocation and suspension of licenses.
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2024-06-25
Signed by Governor
RIS2609PassHEALTH AND SAFETY -- DENSE BREAST NOTIFICATION AND EDUCATION - Amends the notice requirement to patients to follow the mandated FDA national reporting standards following a mammogram.
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2024-06-25
Signed by Governor
RIS2623PassBUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY LICENSURE COMPACT - Creates the occupational therapy licensure compact that would allow licensed occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants to practice in all states that join the co...
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2024-06-25
Signed by Governor
RIS2739PassCOMMERCIAL LAW -- GENERAL REGULATORY PROVISIONS -- FILING OF ASSUMED NAME - Changes the term "assumed name" to "trade name" and centralizes the filing, administration and regulation process of trade names to the secretary of state and also requires a...
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2024-06-25
Signed by Governor
RIS2086PassINSURANCE -- ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES - Prohibits healthcare entities from interfering with a patient's right to choose to obtain a clinician-administered drug from their provider or pharmacy of choice.
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2024-06-24
Signed by Governor
RIS2220PassBUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- NURSES - Prohibits any agreement whereby an advanced practice registered nurse is restricted in the right to practice in a certain geographic area, assist or provide treatment or establish a professional relationship wit...
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2024-06-17
Signed by Governor
RIS2255PassINSURANCE -- ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES -- INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR PREVENTION OF HIV INFECTION - Eliminates prior authorization or step therapy requirement for prescriptions for any HIV prevention drug/prohibits the requirement of any co...
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2024-06-17
Signed by Governor
RIS2378PassFOOD AND DRUGS -- UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT - Requires the department of health to amend its rules and regulations that allow for DEA-registered pharmacies to transfer electronic prescriptions at a patient's request.
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2024-06-17
Signed by Governor
RIS2481PassMOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- OPERATORS' AND CHAUFFEURS' LICENSES - Requires the DMV to create a blue envelope program for drivers with autism.
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2024-06-12
Signed by Governor
RIS2229Engross
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COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE -- PROCEDURE GENERALLY -- EVIDENCE - Provides that statements by a health care provider regarding the unanticipated outcome of a patient's medical care and treatment shall be inadmissible as evidence of an admission of liab...
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2024-06-11
Senate passed Sub A
RIS3155PassSenate Resolution Congratulating Jim Hoyt On Being Honored With The 2024 Boys & Girls Club Of America's "masters And Mentors Award"
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2024-06-11
Senate read and passed
RIS3156PassSenate Resolution Extending Deepest Sympathy On The Passing Of Jason Alan Golditch
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2024-06-11
Senate read and passed
RIS2126PassHOLIDAYS AND DAYS OF SPECIAL OBSERVANCE -- DAYS OF SPECIAL OBSERVANCE - Provides that the fifth day in April in each year be designated as "Rhode Island Gold Star Spouses Day" with appropriate exercises in public places and with flags flown at half-s...
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2024-06-10
Signed by Governor
RIS2172Intro
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TAXATION -- PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION - Increases the minimum veterans' exemption from one thousand dollars ($1,000) to six thousand dollars ($6,000) with respect to municipal taxes.
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2024-06-10
Committee recommended Substitute A be held for further study
RIS3143PassSenate Resolution Supporting The 2024 Leukemia Lymphoma Society’s "light The Night® Walk" Event On September 22, 2024
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2024-06-06
Senate read and passed
RIS3141PassSenate Resolution Joyously Celebrating The 250th Anniversary Of The Pawtuxet Rangers
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2024-06-06
Senate read and passed
RIS3129PassSenate Resolution Celebrating The 214th Anniversary Of Colombian Independence Day On July 20th Of 2024
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2024-06-04
Senate read and passed
RIS2063Intro
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TAXATION -- PROPERTY TAX RELIEF - Increases the income range up to fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) and tax credit up to eight hundred fifty dollars ($850), for elderly and disabled persons who own or rent their homes.
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2024-05-30
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2352Intro
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MILITARY AFFAIRS -- NATIONAL GUARD - Raises the amount of life insurance the state would provide at no charge to Rhode Island National Guard members called up for federal duty to five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000).
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2024-05-30
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2750Intro
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CRIMINAL PROCEDURE -- CRIMINAL INJURIES COMPENSATION - Permits hit and run victims suffering serious bodily injury to recover under the crime victim compensation program.
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2024-05-30
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS3114PassSenate Resolution Celebrating The 170th Anniversary Of The U.s. -- Japan Treaty Of Peace And Amity
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2024-05-30
Senate read and passed
RIS3115PassSenate Resolution Commemorating May Of 2024, As "national Speech - Language - Hearing Month" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2024-05-30
Senate read and passed
RIS3116PassSenate Resolution In Support Of Recognizing Block Island's Manissean Tribal Natives
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2024-05-30
Senate read and passed
RIS2057Intro
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EDUCATION -- THE EDUCATION EQUITY AND PROPERTY TAX RELIEF ACT - Establishes ongoing two percent (2%) regionalization bonus to Education Equity and Property Tax Relief Act.
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2024-05-28
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2366Intro
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PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- DUTIES OF UTILITIES AND CARRIERS - Creates an income-sensitive tiered subsidy program to ensure that home energy utility costs are affordable for eligible low-income households.
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2024-05-28
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2548Intro
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TAXATION -- RHODE ISLAND NEW QUALIFIED JOBS INCENTIVE ACT 2015 - Sunsets/discontinues the Jobs Development Act rate reduction as of July 1, 2024.
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2024-05-28
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2777PassCRIMINAL PROCEDURE -- CRIMINAL INJURIES COMPENSATION - Allows victims of violent crime receiving awards under the state's crime victim compensation program to use up to $1,000 of their total award to make reasonable modification to their residence to...
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2024-05-28
Signed by Governor
RIS3094PassSenate Resolution Proclaiming May 28, 2024, To Be "arts Advocacy Day" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2024-05-28
Senate read and passed
RIS2013Engross
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FOOD AND DRUGS -- PRESCRIPTION DRUG COST PROTECTION - Prohibits the state, participating ERISA or any health plan from purchasing referenced drugs for a cost higher than the referenced rate.
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2024-05-24
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIS2075Engross
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- OFFICE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES - Requires the secretary of the executive office of health and human services to present to the general assembly a plan for the realignment of state hospitals into a department of ho...
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2024-05-24
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIS2875Intro
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INSURANCE -- ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE POLICIES - Provides insurance coverage for interpreter services for all medically necessary doctor appointments.
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2024-05-23
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
RIS2872Engross
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HEALTH AND SAFETY -- COMPREHENSIVE DISCHARGE PLANNING - Requires coverage for residential/inpatient mental health services for detox/stabilization/substance abuse disorders without preauthorization or be subject to concurrent review during the first ...
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2024-05-23
To House Finance Committee
RIS3087PassSenate Resolution Welcoming Boys Town New England To The Rhode Island State House On May 23, 2024, And Thanking Them For All The Good Work They Do For Children And For Healing And Bringing Families Together
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2024-05-23
Senate read and passed
RIS3088PassSenate Resolution Celebrating May Of 2024, As "asian American, Native Hawaiian, And Pacific Islander Heritage Month" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2024-05-23
Senate read and passed
RIS3081PassSenate Resolution Celebrating May 21, 2024, As "korea Day" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2024-05-21
Senate read and passed
RIS2409Intro
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HEALTH AND SAFETY -- STATE BUILDING CODE -- RHODE ISLAND INCLUSIVE HOME DESIGN ACT - Establishes a new article in the state building code that provides that certain new housing construction contain at least one floor that meets the requirements for a...
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2024-05-16
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS3078PassSenate Resolution Welcoming The Narragansett Council, Boy Scouts Of America, To The Rhode Island State House And Joyfully Celebrating Scouting Month In February
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2024-05-16
Senate read and passed
RIS2368Intro
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HEALTH AND SAFETY -- PUBLIC HEALTH AND WORKPLACE SAFETY ACT - Repeals the exemption granted to pari mutual facilities and casinos from the smoke free workplace requirement contained in the Public Health and Workplace Safety Act.
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2024-05-14
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2755Intro
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PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES -- MERIT SYSTEM - Creates separate and distinct employment positions and salaries under the unclassified pay plan for the board of elections employees.
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2024-05-14
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS3075PassSenate Resolution Celebrating "national Hospital Week" On May 12th Through May 18th, 2024, In The State Of Rhode Island
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2024-05-14
Senate read and passed
RIS3074PassSenate Resolution Proclaiming May Of 2024, To Be "rhode Island Pharmacy Advocacy Month" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2024-05-14
Senate read and passed
RIS2073Engross
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INSURANCE -- MEDICARE SUPPLEMENT INSURANCE POLICIES - Provides a special enrollment period for applicants for Medicare Part B. Also prohibits state insurance carriers from denying/imposing conditions on new enrollees or discriminate on price based up...
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2024-05-10
To House Health & Human Services Committee
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